Rome: Borghese Gallery Ticket with Optional Guided Tour

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Appreciate art like a collector with this fully-guided tour of the Borghese Gallery and Gardens. Carefully controlled entry means that unlike the nearby Vatican Museums, this collection of masterpieces is never crowded.

Highlights

  • Discover a treasure trove of art history on a guided tour of Borghese Gallery
  • Enjoy the stress-free controlled entry with a pre-reserved entry ticket
  • Avoid the crowds and enjoy more time to observe famous masterworks
  • Take a tour of the Borghese Gardens, a take on a traditional English garden

Description

Learn about Cardinal Borghese's vast art collection and the stories behind each piece on this guided tour of the Borghese Gallery and Gardens. Stroll along shady lanes among sculptures and tranquil fountains. Cardinal Scipione Borghese commissioned both the Villa Borghese itself and many of the great works still on display in its gallery. Works by Bernini, Caravaggio, and Titian remain in their original settings, as envisioned by the Cardinal, a fiercely determined collector. Strictly-controlled entry to the Villa and Gallery can make booking difficult and complicated. This package lets you avoid the organizing and even skip the line to get in when you arrive. During this fully-guided tour you’ll hear more about Cardinal Borghese’s quest to complete his collection, and the stories behind the artworks themselves, including Bernini’s 'Apollo and Daphne', Canova’s 'Pauline Bonaparte', Caravaggio’s 'St. Jerome' and Raphael’s 'The Deposition'. Your guide will be an English speaker and an expert on the collection, and audio headsets ensure you’ll hear every word they say. The tour also includes a visit to the Borghese Gardens: once the Cardinal’s private park, now a favourite spot for locals to relax among sculptures, plants, and water features, and get away from it all.

Includes

Escorted entry ticket to the Borghese Gallery Small group of 15 people max (if guided tour option is selected) Borghese Gallery guided visit (if guided tour option is selected) Headsets so you can hear your guide (if guided tour option is selected) Expert, English-speaking tour guide (if guided tour option is selected Villa Borghese Gardens Visit (if guided tour option is selected

Important Information

  • Arrive 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended. This tour cannot accommodate guests with wheelchairs, strollers, or baby carriages, or guests with any impairments requiring special assistance The use of mobile phones is prohibited Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. You may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks. This may restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside; it is recommended to avoid bringing large bags on the tour No bags are permitted in the Borghese Gallery. Please note that the Borghese Gallery will close its second floor for renovations beginning on March 19th. Our tour duration may vary slightly until renovations are completed by the end June.

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